Hennessey Velociraptor 1000 Upgrade For Ford Raptor R

Hennessey, the Texas-based hypercar manufacturer and high-performance vehicle creator, has announced an engineering and development program for the new V8-powered Ford F-150 Raptor R. When it debuts in the first quarter of 2023, the ‘Hennessey VelociRaptoR® 1000’ is anticipated to boast nearly 1,000 bhp and more than 850 lb-ft of torque – engine output that would make the adept off-road pick-up one of the quickest and most powerful in the world.

Boasting two more cylinders than the standard F-150 Raptor and fitted with a single supercharger as opposed to a twin-turbocharger configuration, the flagship Raptor R leaves the Dearborn Truck Plant in Michigan with Ford’s 5.2-litre ‘Predator’ V8 fitted with a 2.65-liter supercharger – stock output is rated at 700 hp. Hennessey’s engineers, obsessed with high-power combustion engines, plan to replace the stock blower with a larger 3.8-liter supercharger. It will be complemented with high-flow induction, larger fuel injectors, upgraded fuel lines, and a new supercharger belt. When the final calibration is complete, the result is expected to be a 40 percent increase in output.

With 30 years of experience in ‘making fast cars faster,’ Hennessey’s engineers have a solid process in place to fast-track vehicle R&D. The Predator V8 under the hood of the Raptor R shares architecture with that of the Ford Mustang GT500 – a vehicle that Hennessey reliably upgrades to more than 1,200 bhp. After fitting the larger supercharger, the team will calibrate and test using its in-house suite of dynos, plus perform extensive on and off-road evaluations at Hennessey’s testing facility. All this experience, research, development, and refinement will deliver a VelociRaptoR® 1000 with manufacturer levels of quality and reliability, backed by a 2-year / 24,000-mile Hennessey warranty.

John Hennessey, company founder and CEO: “The Hennessey VelociRaptor® is the world’s best-selling modified performance truck, of which we’ve built thousands for customers all around the globe. The VelociRaptoR® 1000 raises the performance bar significantly in terms of sheer power. Add in the characteristic supercharger whine and the distinctive exhaust note from the unique cross-plane V8, and the package is unbeatable.”

In addition to the increased engine output, the VelociRaptoR® 1000 will also feature exterior enhancements to boost its appearance and off-road capability. New front and rear VelociRaptor® bumpers, a front LED light bar, 20-inch Hennessey wheels, and 37-inch off-road tires bring added road presence and boost its go-anywhere assurance. VelociRaptoR® 1000 badging and serial-numbered build plaque will identify the model as something special.

The new Hennessey VelociRaptoR® 1000 is set for build in 2023. Interested parties can contact Hennessey directly or submit a form for additional information and updates.

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